The Obama administration stated that Russia might be responsible for the hacking attacks and email leaks against the U.S. government. The reason behind the attacks was to interfere with the U.S. elections.
According to NBC, The U.S. Intelligence Community (USIC) is confident that the Russian Government directed the recent leaks of e-mails from US persons and institutions, including US political organizations,” the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in an extraordinary gloves-off statement.
While Putin denied these allegations, officers from the Obama administration stated that they have proven that all of the attacks have come from Russia. Further studies back up the USIC allegations against Russia. Obama has not stated anything about the controversy, but it is believed he will make a statement soon.
This is not the first time Russia and the United States have been involved in some kind of conflict, Russia doesn’t like how the United States of America is dealing with the Syria situation.